13 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
3
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
4
Pizzo, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
7
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): visit Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens route app.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Platis Gialos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

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Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Corfu Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Mykonos Town in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pizzo.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

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Pizzo, Italy

Pizzo ©
Venture out of the city with trips to MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara (in Mammola), Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea (in Catanzaro) and Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri (in Zungri).

To find out how to plan a trip to Pizzo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corfu Town to Pizzo. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Pizzo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Pizzo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea, Castello Normanno Svevo, Museo Scolacium, Mulinum San Floro
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese Murat ©
Castello Aragonese Murat
Statti S.r.l. ©
Statti S.r.l.

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Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Pizzo to Palermo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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